Pink Floyd
Japanese
Compilation LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Ken Barker, Ingo Brode, Jocelyn Hébert & Vicious Sloth Collectables

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of compilation vinyl albums (LPs) that have been released in Japan by Pink Floyd.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


Quick Click Guide

[Compilations]
[The Pink Floyd Discographies Page]
[Reference Directory] [Pink Floyd Archives home page]


Albums

  1. Compilations

    1. Pink Floyd (Odeon Records promotional compilation)
    2. Relics
      1. Odeon Records 1st issue
      2. Odeon Records 2nd issue
      3. EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue
    3. A Nice Pair
      1. EMI / Toshiba Records 1st issue
      2. EMI / Toshiba Records 2nd issue
    4. The Wall D.J. Copy
    5. The Wall In Store
    6. A Collection of Great Dance Songs
      1. CBS / Sony Records 1st issue
      2. CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue (Master Sound Series)
    7. Works


Record Information

  1. Matrix Information: Matrix information is the letters and numbers etched into the vinyl near the label, in the runoff groove at the end of each side of a record.
    Matrix information may include:
    1. Catalog number.
    2. Lacquer number.
    3. Record pressing plant.
    The matrix information listed in this discography is not intended to be complete listings. This is known matrix information only.

  2. obi strips: An obi is a paper band that is wrapped around the cover of a Japanese album to provide the consumer with information about the record in Japanese. Information on an obi may include the name of the artist, title of the album, type of music, song titles, price of the LP, and special release information (red vinyl, master sound, etc.). These bands, which are named after the sash worn with a Japanese kimono, are very collectible and add value to the accompanying album. Assorted releases are pictured with obi strips throughout this discography.
    Promos: Since the purpose of obi strips is to give purchasing information to the consumer, many promotional releases were not issued with an obi strip. All the early Odeon and Toshiba white label promo releases did not come with an obi strip. However, the later CBS / Sony promo releases had obi strips, as their promo LPs were just regular releases with promotional printing added to the labels.

  3. Red vinyl: Nearly all original album releases on Odeon Records (including Relics) were released in very limited editions on red vinyl (it is generally accepted that only 500-600 copies of each of these albums were pressed on red vinyl). These dark red vinyl releases were pressings on Everclean vinyl, a higher quality of vinyl that was developed and patented by Toshiba Musical Industries in 1957. Everclean vinyl is much more static resistant and dust resistant than regular black vinyl. However, Everclean pressings wear out much faster than black vinyl pressings since the vinyl is softer, so record groove sound quality may be degraded even though the records still looks mint.
    At the time they were made, red vinyl pressings were not intended as collector items, and both red vinyl and black vinyl pressings were priced the same. The final Japanese red vinyl pressings were made in April 1974. Each entry in the discography for Odeon releases indicate whether a particular album pressing was released on red vinyl.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


Compilations


Pink Floyd promo LP
Odeon Records

Title: Pink Floyd (Odeon Records promo compilation)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: PRP-32
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) PRP-32-A 1S1 1C / PRP-32-B 1S2 1 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1970
Release Information: An Odeon Records promotional compilation album.
Songs:
Side 1: Summer `68, Careful With That Axe Eugene, The Nile Song, Biding My Time
Side 2: Let There Be More Light, Julia Dream, Main Theme (from More), A Saucerful of Secrets, See Emily Play
Description:
Front Cover: Close up of a cow's face. Catalog number in upper right corner. "promotional copy" in lower left corner.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Labels: White Odeon promo labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved



Relics red vinyl LP with obi
Odeon Records 1st issue

Title: Relics (Odeon Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OP-80261
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SRS-5071-A 1S 1 / SRS-5071-B 1S 1 (both stamped) (promo)
2) SRS-5071-A 1S 1 1G / SRS-5071 1S 5 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
3) SRS-5071-A 1S 2 11 / SRS-5071-B 1S 2 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
4) SRS-5071-A 1S 2 : 2C / SRS-5071-B 1S 3 3 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
5) SRS-5071-A 1S 5 1G / SRS-5071-B 1S 4 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
6) SRS-5071-A 1S 15 1J / SRS-5071-B 1S 16 (both stamped)
7) SRS-5071-A 1S 16 1J 1K / SRS-5071-B 1S 5 (both stamped)
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Release Date: July 1971
Release Information: Original issue.
Original Price: Y2,000 (price code H)
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Nick Mason drawing. In the upper right corner is STEREO and the catalog number.
Back Cover: Song titles with timings. At the bottom center is the EMI / Odeon logo.
Inside Cover: Three black and white live pictures on the inside cover, and one color picture of the band on a single page insert.
Inserts: [1] 6-page insert with Japanese text, the catalog number, song titles in Japanese and English, a biography of Pink Floyd in English, and a discography. A Rock Bag Present Sale strip.
obi: Pink Y2,000 "Rock Now " obi.
obi (tour): When Pink Floyd toured Japan in 1971 and 1972, special red obis were added to their albums. These narrow "tour obis" feature Japanese text on them that says: "Welcome."
Vinyl: Red everclean vinyl.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels with silver text.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved



Relics red vinyl LP with obi
Odeon Records 2nd issue

Title: Relics (Odeon Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OP-80261
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SRS-5071-A 1S 1D / SRS-5071-B 1S (both stamped) [128g]
Release Information: Second issue.
Original Price: Y2,200
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Nick Mason drawing. In the upper right corner is STEREO and the catalog number.
Back Cover: Song titles with timings. At the bottom center is the EMI / Odeon logo.
Inside Cover: Three black and white live pictures on the inside cover, and one color picture of the band on a single page insert.
Inserts: 6-page insert with Japanese text, the catalog number, song titles in Japanese and English, a biography of Pink Floyd in English, and a discography. A Rock Bag Present Sale strip.
obi: Pink Y2,000 "Rock Now " obi.
Label: Black Odeon labels with silver text.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved



Relics LP with obi
EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue

Title: Relics (EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue)
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba Records
Catalog Number: EMS-80321
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SRS-5071-A 1S 2 14 09-Z-34 / SRS-5071-B 2S 2 3 (both stamped)
Release Information: Third issue.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Nick Mason drawing. EMI / Toshiba logo and catalog number is in the upper right corner.
Back Cover: Song titles with timings.
Inside Cover: Three black and white live pictures.
Spine: EMS-80321 RELICS PINK FLOYD STEREO EMS-80321 o
Insert: 6-page insert.
Labels: Brown / red EMI labels with black text.
Text around the right half of the label starts at 12 o'clock says:

Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited.



A Nice Pair 2-LP with obi
Odeon Records 1st issue

Title: A Nice Pair (Odeon Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: EOP-93129B
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SHSP-4031-A 1S 1 / SHSP-4031-B 1S 1 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 11 / SHSP-4032-B 1S 1 (all four stamped) (promo)
2) SHSP-4031-A 1S 2 4-3W3W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 5 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 11 4-3W / SHSP-4032-B 1S 5 (all four stamped)
3) SHSP-4031-A 1S 3 4-3W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 6 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 3 / SHSP-4032-B 1S 2 (all four stamped)
4) SHSP-4031-A 1S 3 4-3W3W4W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 7 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 14 4-4W / SHSP-4032-B 1S 12 (all four stamped)
5) SHSP-4031-A 1S 5 4-3W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 5 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 11 4-3W / SHSP-4032-B 1S 5 (all four stamped)
6) SHSP-4031-A 1S 6 4-3W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 5 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 11 4-3W / SHSP-4032-B 1S 5 (all four stamped)
7) SHSP-4031-A 1S 12 4-3W / SHSP-4031-B 1S 9 / SHSP-4032-A 1S 7 4-3W / SHSP-4032-B 1S 10 (all four stamped)
Release Date: April 5, 1974
Original Price: Y3,300
Release Information: Original issue.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Nine pictures with the gargling monk in the upper right corner.
Back Cover: Nine pictures. Catalog number in upper right corner.
Spine: EOP-93129B PINK FLOYD A NICE PAIR STEREO EOP-93123B
Inner Sleeves: Issued with one blue and one green inner sleeve, with the picture from the Piper at the Gates of dawn album cover album on the front, and the picture from the Saucerful of Secrets album cover on the back. In the upper right corner is the catalog number.
Inserts: 20-page booklet with the nine picture from the cover in brown, the catalog number, title, song listing with timings in English and Japanese, The History of Pink Floyd in Japanese, a discography of bootlegs, band pictures, a Pink Floyd discography, lyrics in English and Japanese, and a Harvest Records discography. Purple Cockney Rebel insert with Japanese text.
obi: Black obi.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels with silver text.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved



A Nice Pair 2-LP with obi
EMI / Toshiba Records 2nd issue

Title: A Nice Pair (EMI / Toshiba Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba Records
Catalog Numbers: EMS 40068 / 69
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SHSP-4031-A 21S 2 109-592024 / SHSP-4031-B 2S 7 / SHSP-4032-A 2S 7 10-52 4 / SHSP-4032-B 2S 0 (all four stamped)
2) SHSP-4031-A 21S 2 32 109-59282457X Z4 / SHSP-4031-B 2S 8 / SHSP-4032-A 2S 8 3-4 / SHSP-4032-B 2S 12 (all four stamped)
3) SHSP-4031-A 21S 4 09-Y-5 / SHSP-4031-B 2S 6 / SHSP-4032-A 2S 7 0-5 / SHSP-4032-B 2S 9 (all four stamped)
Release Date: 1978
Original Price: Y3,000
Release Information: Second issue.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Nine pictures. Title.
Back Cover: Nine pictures.
Inside Cover: Pink Floyd pictures.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Insert: [1] [2] [3] [4] 4-page insert with lyrics.
obi: Green obi.
Labels: Brown / red EMI labels.
Text around the right half of the label starts at 12 o'clock says:

"Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited."



The Wall D. J. Copy promo LP
CBS / Sony Records

Title: The Wall D. J. Copy
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: XDAP 7
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) XDAP-7A1 1 A 1 / XDAP-7B1 1 A 1 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1980
Release Information: A CBS / Sony Records promotional only compilation LP with special promo cover. Plays at 45 r.p.m.
Side 1: Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Young Lust, Comfortably Numb.
Side 2: Hey You, In the Flesh, Run Like Hell.
Description:
Front Cover: White brick wall with title and Scarfe drawing.
Back Cover: White brick wall with title and Scarfe drawing.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Cover Sticker: Black rectangular cover sticker in upper right corner advertizing Another Brick in the Wall (Part II).
Inserts:
1) [Page 1] [2] [3] 3-page promo insert with title, song listings in Japanese and English, timings, and write-up about each song in Japanese.
2) [Page 1] [2] [3] [4] 4-page insert from The Wall album with title, song listings in Japanese and English, timings, a write-up about each song in Japanese, and a discography.
Labels: Red CBS / Sony promos labels with black text.
Text around the bottom half of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited. CBS / Sony, Inc. Tokyo, Japan.



The Wall In Store promo LP with round cover sticker
CBS / Sony Records

Title: The Wall In Store
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: X DAP 93012
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) XDAP-93012A1 1 A 2 / XDAP-93012B1 1 A 1 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1980
Release Information: A CBS / Sony Records promotional only compilation LP with special promo cover.
Side 1: Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2) (23:42 minutes long - seven versions edited together)
Side 2: The Show Must Go On, The Thin Ice, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Hey You, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell.
Description:
Front Cover: White brick wall with school teacher, title, and Demonstration Not For Sale.
Back Cover: White brick wall with song titles.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Cover Sticker: Round red and white cover sticker in upper right corner with text in Japanese.
Labels: Red CBS / Sony promo labels with black text.
Text around the bottom half of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited. CBS / Sony, Inc. Tokyo, Japan.



A Collection of Great Dance Songs LP with obi across the top
CBS / Sony Records 1st issue

Title: A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (CBS / Sony Records 1st issue)
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 25AP 2260
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 25AP-2260A1 CS 1 A 2 / 25AP-2260B1 1 A 8 (both stamped)
2) 25AP-2260A1 CS 1 A 5 / 25AP-2260B1 1 A 6 (both stamped)
Release Date: November 1981
Original Price: Y2,500
Release Information: Original issue.
Description:
Front Cover: A dancing couple in a field. Dark evening sky.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Insert: [1] 4-page booklet with lyrics and discography.
obi: Gold obi that wraps around the top edge of the album cover.
Labels (promo): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels: CBS / Sony picture labels.
Text around the bottom of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS Sony Inc., Tokyo Japan



A Collection of Great Dance Songs LP with obi
CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue Master Sound Series

Title: A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue Master Sound Series)
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 30AP 2265
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 30AP-2265A4 1 A 4 / 30AP-2265B1 1 A 6 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1981
Original Price: Y3,000
Release Information: Second issue. Special Master Sound Series release in a special thick Mastersound cover together with a Mastersound catalog and a Mastersound infosheet.
Description:
Front Cover: A dancing couple in a field.
Spine: 30AP 2265 PINK FLOYD A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS CBS/SONY STEREO
Insert: [1] 8-page booklet.
Insert (Master Sound): [1] Master Sound insert.
obi: Green / silver obi.
Labels: CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the bottom of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS Sony Inc., Tokyo Japan



Works LP with obi
EMI / Toshiba Records

Title: Works
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba Records
Catalog Number: EMS-81600
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL-1077381-A 1S 1 3-6 / SHVL-107738-B 1S 4 (both stamped) (promo)
2) SHVL-1077381-A 1S 3 3-67z / SHVL-1077381-B 1S 15 (both stamped)
3) SHVL-1077381-A 1S 5 3-6 / SHVL-107738-B 1S 6 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1983
Original Price: Y2,500
Release Information: Includes quadraphonic versions of Brain Damage / Eclipse.
Description:
Front Cover: Silver with worker. Catalog number in the upper right corner.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits.
Spine: EMS-81600 WORKS PINK FLOYD STEREO EMS-81600
Insert: [front] [back] 2-page insert with title, song listing in Japanese and English, additional text in Japanese, lyrics in English and Japanese, and the catalog number.
obi: Black obi.
Labels (promo): White EMI promotional labels.
Labels: Tan EMI labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock says:

Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited.